The 6th ASSIST annual World Over Concert! Saturday June 23 2012 from 15:00


ASSIST, The University of Sheffield, and Translating Performance proudly present:

The 6th annual World Over Concert!
Saturday June 23 2012, The Octagon Centre, the University of Sheffield, Western Bank


Bringing together the best local talent from all over the globe, join us in celebrating the wonderful and diverse communities who make up Sheffield in a… day of music, performance and workshops!

Evening Concert 19:00 – 22:00 (doors 18:30), £6 voluntary donation. Family friendly. Featuring:

- Rafiki Jazz and friends go Beyond Words: Following their recent Sanctuary Worldbeat sessions, Rafiki Jazz return to wow us with their inspired fusion, playing gloriously ambitious contemporary global dance music.

- K.O.G. Also returning with reggae and afrobeat inspired by “the positive vibes in life and the concept of simplicity”

- Son Para Todos. Somehow Mexican, Cuban, Andian, maybe Flamenco or even Reggae, their musical ideas are hand in hand with the ideals of equality and freedom!

- Side by Side. An award-winning drama group, who aim to promote intercultural understanding, cohesion and integration, while addressing the issues facing refugees and asylum seekers.

- Mexican Society Dancers – Son de America

- Karen Community Women’s Dance Group

Before this, an afternoon of workshops, exhibitions, and stalls: 15:00 – 18:30, including:

Workshops: – People’s Republic of Music Participatory Music Workshop. Inspired by Shona participatory music practice (originally from Zimbabwe), this will be an open, participatory music environment. We’re looking to involve people of all ages and backgrounds, asylum seekers, refugees, people that have lived in Sheffield all their life and people that may have only moved here recently, whether they play music or not. Bring an instrument or there will be some instruments available to freely pick up and play around with. Open to all – come along and join in! – Beginner’s Persian. Come and discover a new language!

Political Discussions: – Graham Birkin of the Workers’ Educational Association on his recent visit to a refugee camp in Liberia. – Rodrigo Edema, Former Parliamentary Candidate on Uganda – Presentation about the politics of of the Great Lakes region of Africa. – Manchester Lesbian Immigration Support Group.

Exhibition: – The Red Cross Photo Exhibition
Stalls: – City Hearts Jewellery – CDAS – the Committee to Defend Asylum Seekers – ASSIST – The Learn for Life Centre – Sheffield Conversation Club – New Roots – Facepainting

Performance: – Romano Jilo Dance Group – Learn for Life Centre Belly Dancers

Entrance is free, but we are asking for a £6 donation for the evening concert to cover our costs.

Tickets for the World Over concert are available at the following outlets: – Blue Moon Café (next to Sheffield Cathedral) – Airy Fairy, London Road – The Rude Shipyard, Abbeydale Road – New Roots, Glossop Road and Spital Hill – University of Sheffield Student Union Box Office

Alternatively you can reserve tickets by emailing Please allow 24 hours for a response.